For over 50 years families have welcomed WFSU and PBS into their homes. You have come to expect the best of public television and radio when you tune-in to our stations. Now that we are in the 21st century, we know that online content is becoming the screen Floridians tune-in to more and more – especially our children!
That’s why we have created this online resource; we want to help you keep the virtual world a little bit safer for you and your family. There are lots of great games, safety apps and oodles of information for kids, parents, and educators to check out. We’ve looked at many cyber safety resources and will attempt to bring you some of the most valuable resources right to this page – if you see something interesting, go ahead and click on it. Our goal is that your whole family will become a little bit more cyber savvy.
PBS has great information about cyber safety as well. When you get some time, you can explore these sites:
- PBS KIDS Web Literacy Tips
- Frontline: Growing Up Online
- PBS Parents: Protecting Kids from Cyberbullying
At home, pay attention to where your children are when they spend time online. Consider installing some safety applications that can help you pay attention even though you are not standing right there. Check out these general information sites on keeping kids safe online.
- Who Is Hosting This? Parent guide for Internet safety
- Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide to Staying Safe on the Internet (Australia)
- Esafety Project – Resources and information on e-Safety and learning disability.
Finally, you may feel like your children are speaking a language that you don’t understand… well, here is a great translator: Netlingo.